Tuesday Karate class – 2/19/08 – Kihon and kata.

Today was my kind of class.

For some reason, I enjoy doing kihon more than anything else lately.  I like the idea of going back to basics and todays class did not disapoint.

Sensei Noia had us start with simple moving forward front punch.  He had a do the first ten moves forward going slow and then five or six more at full speed and power.  He then had us do the same movement, ten times backward and then another five or six at full speed and power.  We used the same repitition scheme for rising block, downward block, inward block, outward block and front snap kick and back stance with knife hand block.

After that, Sensei had us make some room and do one, of our current rank, kata very slowly.

After the kata,  we went back to some more kihon.  Sensei had us work on our focus while doing these basics.  The idea was do any movement that we wanted, at full speed and power, while he and the other Sensei’s walked around and tried to break our concentration.  I lost my focus two times.

We finished up class with one last kata at full speed and power.  My Jion felt pretty good but my mind and body was so spent from all the kihon, I don’t think it was as powerful as usual.

It was a great class and I hope that we have some like this one again.

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Doug is a Shotokan Karate student that enjoys sharing his Karate training experiences with everyone. He is a Computer Consultant, an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, blogger and a freelance writer..

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